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Angry man robs churches and temple in order to get back at God

By Mason White 11:10 AM May 10, 2017
Joseph Woznik
Joseph Woznik
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of hate crimes after breaking into houses of worship because he wanted to get back at God.

23-year-old Joseph Woznik is accused of breaking into four houses of worship in New York, over a three-week period because he wanted to take revenge against God.

Police received calls from different churches and a temple after a burglar broke in and stole some items.

Police said that Woznik admitted to breaking into a Romanian Orthodox church, an Episcopal church, a Roman Catholic church and a Hindu temple, all in Queens, after he was seen on two surveillance videos walking inside the houses of worship.

Woznik also told police that he never broke into strangers’ homes and that he specifically targeted the houses of worship.

According to court documents, Woznik told police: “I’m mad at God. I don’t like church anymore. I don’t want to deal with religion. I’m sick and tired of hearing about religion. I don’t break into houses, only churches. I break in to get back at God.”

Woznik was arrested on Tuesday, and charged with multiple counts of burglary and grand larceny as hate crimes.

During his robbery spree, Woznik allegedly stole $1,800 from a safe, a digital camera, checks and money from three donation boxes.

If convicted, Woznik faces up to 15 years in prison.

Ironically, two weeks before being caught, Woznik was pulled over by police for a traffic violation. When officers asked for his address, Woznik said that he lived at a homeless shelter run by the Crisis Assistance Ministry in Gastonia, North Carolina.